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You'll know when the p/s pump really goes, makes some racket! 

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I support this from the firewall forward.

Actually I lie, there's a guy with a still streetable SS doing pretty respectable times at Winton, so as much as people on SAU bitch about Commos' being unable to handle, it clearly can be done to a pretty decent extent. Realise this is an auto so you won't be doing that... but still.

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/holden-commodore-2005/sse-ad-6431803/

Smaller cams are better choices if you want the thing to be good at what it does best (i.e be a comfy cruiser around town), cam surge will ruin everything.

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Horrific. Bogantastic.

I miss my supercharged 5.4 BF Falcon 😑

Shit I even miss my AU Ghia V8.

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God I'm a sucker for a project!

Following.

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Just did oil and filter change.

Pulled dipstick and noticed it was a little cracked, so....I wobbled it and it broke.

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Dip stick is now about 1.5 inches to short.

Fill with filter is 5 litres, so I just dumped the whole 5 litres of Castrol Edge 0w 40 into its belly.

New dipstick is incoming, thanks to Ebay.

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Good thing it broke when it was outside the engine!

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Bring on the broken stuff...

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41 minutes ago, mlr said:

Bring on the broken stuff...

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I have the full Holden service info pdf set, it is massive. When iam able to operate a computer correctly I will pm a Dropbox link to you. Few beers in so could get bad athe moment

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Just ordered new Ultima struts and FE2 height king springs $600 delivered (I pulled a wheel and the shocks looked like the originals from 2002, the FE2 springs will give me an additional 10-15mm height, helpful when doing Dukes of Hazards jumps), and some $20 spring compressors (again, I cannot find my old set, meh, $20, ppfftt) off Ebay to swap out the strut tops.

But tomorrow is coolant flush then full external clean, wash under the car as well as the paint, then polish, glaze then wax.

I'll also give some of the fixtures a squirt with penetrant in preparation for undoing suspension nuts and bolts, hopefully next weekend.

Psycotherapy and a bit of a work out.

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6 hours ago, mlr said:

Bring on the broken stuff...

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They respond pretty good to some positive manifold pressure. 

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6 hours ago, Ben C34 said:

I have the full Holden service info pdf set, it is massive. When iam able to operate a computer correctly I will pm a Dropbox link to you. Few beers in so could get bad athe moment

… could I also get this? The VZ one is a fkin DVD and near impossible to find. I have the VY Series 1 one, but they... change stuff.

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Mark if you want to be a real bogan now that you have a Commo you will have to install the mandatory bow tie badges.

My daughter who is not a car enthusiast always says "bow tie badges on a Commo would make baby Jesus cry" whenever she sees a Commo with them.

Go on you know that you want to.

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2 hours ago, Victory said:

Mark if you want to be a real bogan now that you have a Commo you will have to install the mandatory bow tie badges.

My daughter who is not a car enthusiast always says "bow tie badges on a Commo would make baby Jesus cry" whenever she sees a Commo with them.

Go on you know that you want to.

LOL, Chevy badges on Holdens causes the AIDS.

In other news 

Coolant flushed

Car is all clean and shiny 

Decided to do the spark plugs.....but.....the first lead I pulled fell to bits

$130 later I now have 

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For

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Jobs for tomorrow

Plugs and...leads

Trouble shoot inactive cruise control. i.e. "look at the fuse"

Pull door trim and see why the front inside passenger door handle doesn't work, well I know why it doesn't work, the handle is good but it seems to be missing a spring or something????, I'll most likely pull the trim off the drivers front as well to see what it is meant to look like.

 

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leave em off too for epic weight reduction! I do hate how Bosch leads are blue, engine bay looks damn clean though

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Plugs and leads are done.

Also replaced the OEM heat shielding (masonite with tinfoil glued on) with real heat sheilding, held in position by 2 x OEM clips and 1 x cable tie (LOL, cable ties already)

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Door was a cheap fix, just needed to reconnect the clip.

Getting to the clip on the other hand was a PITA, lots of jamming the phone inside and taking pics, then jamming my hand in and blindly fumbling around until the blue clip was reattached to the rod.

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I want more sidewall.

I going "full bogan spec"

17 x 9 chasers with black caps.

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I'll get some Hankook RS-4 255/40 17, should give me 20mm more sidewall.

Slight diameter change, 24.8 diameter, as opposed to the OEM 235/45 17 which are 25.1.

Should be 100kph on speedo and 99 on, ummm, the radar gun.

Will sell the 19" Simmons once the car is "full bogan spec". 

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On 05/04/2020 at 6:52 PM, GTSBoy said:

Buy AD08R instead.

Lol what Commo in this universe has AD08R? More like Pace, Triangle, Coopers, Nexens on them.

Wednesday Inspo 

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